... schizophrenia? what is the difference?
Why does the information say not use deplin if you have a history of bipolar, but it is used for?
Added 20 Mar 2010:
OK thanks for the info so far, but i also want to know if the lack of folate or folic acid absorption in the body can be the cause of bipolar disorder and if using the Deplin ,which is a medical food, will reverse or get rid of the biploar disorder.
Deplin is used, together with anti-depressants in people with major depressive disorder (clinical depression) or schizophrenia and who have folate deficiency.
The information says you should tell your doctor if you have a history of a bipolar illness... it does not say you should not use Deplin.
A bipolar person will have, between episodes of mania, periods of time when they are completely normal, when their mood is reasonable, when they are back to baseline.
With schizophrenia -- the thought disorder -- or the psychosis, is present all the time with mood episodes superimposed upon it - so you can have a situation in which a person is psychotic and not depressed or manic, but then is manic along with psychotic.
I hope this helps.
I'm assuming you are asking what the difference is between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
Bipolar disorder involves periods of excitability (mania) alternating with periods of depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very abrupt.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations.
Please read the links below for more in-depth information.
In my research Deplin is a dietary supplement used along with an anti-depressant for people with major depressive disorders who have a low level of red blood cells (anemia). Red blood cells are needed to produce and carry oxygen through out the body.
Major depressive disorders can include:
Bi-polar: This is when you experience what is called highs and lows in your moods.
Schizophrenia: When you are out of touch with reality and may have hallucinations.
There is a list of medications that will decrease or increase the effects of the Deplin. The Deplin levels need to stay within a certain range because the anemia alone will make you so weak leaving the chance of the wrong diagnosis and the need for the proper medication. Hope this helps...
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